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Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Program includes Falla’s Spanish Dance No. 1 from La vida breve, Beethoven’s Triple Concert; and Stravinsky’s Petrushka. Guest artists: violinist Nigel Armstrong, cellist James Jaffe and pianist Elizabeth Dorman.

Violinist Nigel Armstrong has performed with the Dusseldorf Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, YOA Orchestra of the Americas, Pacific Symphony and Boston Pops. He received 2nd Prize, the Ole Bull Prize and the Nordheim Award at the 2010 Menuhin Competition Senior Division in Oslo and 4th prize plus Commissioned Work Prize at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition. He performs chamber music across the U.S. and abroad.

Cellist James Jaffe has been a soloist with CityMusic Cleveland, the National Repertory Orchestra, Stockton Symphony and Diablo Symphony, and spent summers performing at Aspen, the Casalmaggiore Festival in Italy and Astona in Switzerland. As a chamber musician, he played in Beijing and the Trinity Alps Festival and co-founded the Thalia Quartet in Cleveland, which was featured at the Robert Mann seminar in New York.

Pianist Elizabeth Dorman has performed with orchestras in Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall, Lesher Center for the Arts, Herbst Theater, Davies Symphony Hall and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She won the 2017 Father Merlet Award from Pro Musicis, Marsha Pannone Award for Artistic Excellence and California Young Artists Beethoven Competition. She has appeared at summer festivals including Toronto, Aspen, Tanglewood, Sarasota and Banff.

The Folsom Lake Symphony has been the premier orchestra of the Folsom Lake region since its impressive inaugural performance in 2004. Today, it’s honored to be the resident orchestra at the Harris Center for the Arts. The Symphony’s mission includes two important goals: present high-quality symphonic performances for our audiences and educate young people to enjoy and appreciate classical music. Maestro Peter Jaffe continues to lead exciting symphonic performances while bringing new musical experiences to our patrons.

Dynamic music director and conductor of the Folsom Lake Symphony since 2014, Peter Jaffe has also directed the Stockton Symphony since 1995 and the Auburn Symphony since 2012. Known for his top-notch musicianship, he has won accolades for his educational programs and for fostering artistic growth. Organizations ranging from the Association of California Symphony Orchestras to the Brubeck Institute and Goodwill Industries have honored him for his cultural contributions. He is renowned for his imaginative programming, combining masterworks and world premieres, and has served as guest conductor across the U.S., resident conductor at the Aspen Music Festival, and educator at the Conductor’s Institute of South Carolina.


Seniors and Students with ID $20-$44

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Event Length

2 hours with intermission

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Folsom Lake Symphony Official Website

Nigel Armstrong Official Website

James Jaffe Official Website

Elizabeth Dorman Official Website


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